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Messrs.

[mes-erz] /ˈmɛs ərz/
1.
plural of Mr.

Mr.

[mis-ter] /ˈmɪs tər/
plural Messrs.
[mes-erz] /ˈmɛs ərz/ (Show IPA)
1.
mister: a title of respect prefixed to a man's name or position:
Mr. Lawson; Mr. President.
2.
a title prefixed to a mock surname that is used to represent possession of a particular attribute, identity, etc., especially in an idealized or excessive way:
Mr. Democrat; Mr. Perfect; Mr. Macho.
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Examples for messrs
  • Payment of a hundred head of cattle for the offence committed against messrs.
British Dictionary definitions for messrs

Messrs

/ˈmɛsəz/
noun
1.
the plural of Mr
Word Origin
C18: abbreviation from French messieurs
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Word Origin and History for messrs
Mr.
1447, abbreviation of master (q.v.). Used from 1814 with a following noun or adj., to denote "the exemplar or embodiment of that quality" (e.g. Mr. Right, 1922, first in James Joyce; Mr. Fix-It, 1925, first in Ring Lardner; Mr. Big, 1940, first in Groucho Marx). The pl. Messrs. (1779) is an abbreviation of Fr. messieurs, pl. of monsieur, used in Eng. to supply the pl. of Mr., which is lacking.
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Related Abbreviations for messrs

Messrs.

Messieurs

Mr.

mister (Used as a courtesy title for a man)
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